blog postsAdministrative Officer (Department of Agriculture Grand Forks, ND) Due 11/16Nov 16, 2017 6:45 am1 views Job Description: This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Location Support Staff, located in Grand Forks, ND.The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership in the mangement of business functions in support of research programs. The incumbent works closely with the location's management team to efficiently and effectively carry out all administrative operations.This position is being concurrently announced under Delegated Examining Procedures on announcement number ARS-S18W-0009 open to any US Citizen. Current and former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to this announcement ARS-M18W-0010 to maximize opportunities for consideration since different referral criteria apply to each announcement type. Job Duties: Serves as the primary advisor and technical resource to officials on accounting and financial management matters.Leads and guides a staff in a variety of administrative areas including budget and finance, human resources management, internal controls, reimbursable agreements with other organizations, information management, property management and office support services.Advises management officials regarding procedures, laws, regulations, and policies dealing with workforce diversity, recruitment, merit promotion, employee and labor relations, career development, training, and other human resources related activities.Procures supplies and services timely and within budget.Advises management officials and staff regarding procurement and contracting regulations, procedures, alternatives, and availability of funds. Required Qualifications: At the GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service which has equipped the candidate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes supporting a variety of administrative operations which includes budget, human resources, agreements, purchasing and contracting, and facilities; assisting with budget formulation, execution and administration; and preparing administrative reports and analysis to support the operation of an organization. OREducation: Completion of a master's or equivalent graduate degree; related degrees may include Business, Business Management, and Business Administration; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. ORA combination of education and experience as described above To Apply: Create a USAJOBS account and apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483520400Upcoming webinar event! "How to get a Job with the Forest Service" (See dates in post)Nov 6, 2017 4:15 pm27 views TODAY: Job & Internship Search Tools for NRES StudentsFeb 8, 2017 9:00 am22 views Job & Internship Search Tools for NRES Students5:30-7:00 pmW-109 Turner HallImportant Transcript Info for Applying to the U.S. Forest ServiceApr 25, 2016 11:30 am35 views Amber Kamps, of the USDA Forest Service, Northern Region, clarifies transcript requirements for Forest Service applications.Job & Internship Search Tools for NRES StudentsFeb 11, 2016 6:00 pm36 views Jean Drasgow, Director of ACES Career Services, will provide information on how to find positions related to your career goals, understand the importance of networking, and learn about LinkedIn and its role in your career. Tuesday, February 16 5:00-6:30 pm W-109 Turner HallThinking about Summer during Fall BreakNov 13, 2015 12:45 pm48 views It’s not too early to start thinking about what you want to be doing in June.How to Gain Experience through VolunteeringNov 13, 2015 11:45 am29 views New college graduates are often frustrated with the need to have experience to land entry-level jobs, but you can avoid that frustration through local volunteer opportunities.Upcoming Pre-Law Events 10/27/2015Oct 27, 2015 5:45 pm11 views The following upcoming Pre-Law programs are open to all students. We are hosting a special networking event on November 9 that should be of interest to many students.Resources for Exploring Graduate SchoolOct 13, 2015 3:15 pm81 views Here are all of the links from Tuesday's session on preparing for graduate school.Don't forget Grad School Prep session tomorrow at 5:00 pm!Oct 12, 2015 9:15 am17 views Graduate School Prep for NRES Students Tuesday, October 13, 2015 5:00-6:30 p.m. W-115 Turner HallHow to Differentiate YourselfOct 6, 2015 9:00 am2 views This HBR IdeaCast interview with Dorie Clark is about how to become a "thought leader", but the advice is very useful for students considering how to differentiate themselves in the job search. It's 19 minutes well spent. Listen at https://hbr.org/ideacast/2015/10/why-the-term-thought-leader-isnt-gross.html.ACES & Sciences Career Fair in TWO WEEKSSep 24, 2015 8:30 pm72 views The ACES and Sciences Career Fair is Thursday, October 8 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the ARC. Read the rest of this article for advice."Tips on Getting a Job With the Forest Service" WebinarSep 15, 2015 3:30 pm32 views The US Forest Service is offering the webinar on Tuesday, October 6th at 9 am MST (10 am in Illinois). Registration is only available to the first 100 participants!Fall Pre-Law Events and ResourcesAug 7, 2015 10:00 am6 views Events and resources for students considering law school.Share: What employers really look for in recent college graduatesJul 22, 2015 3:45 pm4 views An article in USA Today written by Sam Korach, Farmer School of Business at Miami University http://college.usatoday.com/2015/07/22/hiring-recent-college-graduates/Recording: Graduate School and Career Search PrepApr 20, 2015 11:45 am15 views On April 20, 2015, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences hosted a session for students focused on graduate school and career search preparation.Certificates Make You More MarketableSep 19, 2014 12:15 pm14 views Certificates are a good way to make it easier to communicate your skills in writing. There are a wide range of options available, from those that you can earn on campus by taking classes and doing a couple of activities to those administered by professional organizations that require classes and, often, work experience.